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Alien life? Pollution could provide the answer
Alien life? Pollution could provide the answer

Earthlings often wonder if life exists on other planets, and researchers said this week that hunting for traces of pollution…

Remotest parts of an elliptical galaxy examined

Astronomers said this week they have examined the remotest parts yet of an elliptical galaxy, Centaurus A, and discovered…

UAE plans first Arab spaceship to Mars in 7 years

Having scaled the heights of Earth with the world's tallest tower, the United Arab Emirates is now aiming for the stars…

Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin was "out of town" when the world united and rejoiced in a way never seen before or since…

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Peek at Robyn's new play video Peek at Robyn's new play

Much-loved New Zealand actress Robyn Malcolm (Agent…

Graphic video: Gaza's children victims video Graphic video: Gaza's children victims

The spiraling number of children killed in the latest…

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Britain planning spaceport
Britain planning spaceport

Britain is to build a commercial spaceport that will be used to launch manned missions and commercial satellites.

Supermoons delight for skywatchers
Supermoons delight for skywatchers

Stargazers are beaming at the prospect of an unusual supermoon phenomenon this year.

The galaxy running out of star fuel
The galaxy running out of star fuel

A galaxy more than 12 billion light years from Earth is heading for a "red and dead" future because it is running out of…

Where did 80 per cent of the universe's light go?
Where did 80 per cent of the universe's light go?

Astrophysicists are mystified after concluding that 80 per cent of the light in the universe appears to be missing.

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Pair of Earth-like planets don't exist
Pair of Earth-like planets don't exist

US scientists have said two distant Earth-like planets, which some believed might be able to harbour…

Kiwis help discover Earth-like planet

Kiwi astronomers have played a role in the discovery of an Earth-like planet whose peculiar orbit stands to expand our knowledge…

India: Cheap voyages to final frontier

India has declared itself the world's leader in cheap space exploration after its prime minister claimed that its Mars mission…

Earth-like world a 'stone's throw' away

Astronomers have discovered an alien planet that could offer some of the most Earth-like conditions seen to date in the…

Cosmic caffeine: Astronauts getting espresso maker
Cosmic caffeine: Astronauts getting espresso maker

Talk about a cosmic caffeine jolt. The International Space Station is getting a real Italian espresso…

NASA to launch global warming satellite after loss

Five years after a NASA satellite to track carbon dioxide plunged into the ocean after liftoff, the space agency is launching…

China sets sights on Mars after successful Moon mission

Sovereignty in outer space is always a tricky subject, but out of all the lifeless rocks in the Solar System it was safe…

Mars 'flying saucer' splashes down after NASA test

A saucer-shaped NASA vehicle launched by balloon high into Earth's atmosphere splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday…

Space-tourism balloon passes tests

A US company has successfully completed the first small-scale test flight of a high-altitude balloon to let tourists float…

Plan to catch asteroid, haul it to moon
Plan to catch asteroid, haul it to moon

NASA is zeroing in on the asteroids it wants to capture, haul near the moon and have astronauts visit…

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